Lillard tells ESPN Blazers can win series vs. Warriors

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"I was asked in six or seven (games), and I said six".

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So when he was asked if the eighth-seeded Blazers could beat the best team in the National Basketball Association in six games or seven, he went with the optimistic answer.

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Last season with Steph Curry injured, the Warriors eliminated Portland 4-1 in a playoff series. The Warriors were a flawless 4-0 against the Blazers this year, although it should be noted that was before Portland traded for star center Jusef Nurkic. This could come as both a positive and negative for each franchise, as they are trying hard to get a full and healthy roster for later in the National Basketball Association playoffs schedule. A report by ESPN outlined how Durant posted a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) during his first game since February 28. The Trail Blazers sat a total of five players Monday night due to injury. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Newly acquired center Jusuf Nurkic is the biggest question mark.

The Blazers are now underdogs against a Warriors team that boasts Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. However, the playoffs are a different stage and teams ramp up their game to another level. On paper, on social media, and in the minds of many National Basketball Association experts, this could be a very one-sided playoff series. Predict a loss? Say the Warriors will sweep the Blazers? That Portland team was significantly better (the No. 5 seed instead of the No. 8). Los Angeles would be the preferred opponent as the Warriors went undefeated against them this year, winning by no less than 10 points each time. Golden State Warriors series an exciting one for the fans.

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